Yearly Archives: 2009

Pasta with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Pasta with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Frankly, I have never understood the practice of adding sugar/brown sugar/maple syrup/honey to already-sweet winter squash and yams when we’re talking about a dish that’s part of dinner. I believe practices such as this are meant to deceive children into consuming vegetables. What I do understand is a nice marriage of the inherent sweetness of […]

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LAST DAYS OF GOURMET

Kevin Demaria documents the end of an institution.

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Chicken Salad with Apple, Arugula, Pine Nuts and Caramelized Onion

Chicken, apple, arugula salad

There was a bout of strangely warm weather last week that called for a little flexibility in the kitchen. Where food is concerned, I am ridiculously dedicated to seasons and weather, so when it’s 80 degrees and November, I get a little confused. The solution was to make a salad that was a little heftier […]

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Pumpkin Arepas

Pumpkin Arepas

Poor Mark Bittman received a lashing from a number of outspoken readers when he took on the humble arepa last month, and apparently slaughtered it. So I was thrilled when my friend Jessica brought pumpkin arepas to my dinner party last Saturday. Having received guidance from her Colombian boyfriend, she understood the important distinction Mr. […]

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Pumpkin Infused Vodka

Pumpkin Infused Vodka

On Saturday night I hosted the first in a series of themed dinner parties in which guests prepare dishes that are unified by a single ingredient. October was easy – pumpkin. I decked the house out in a tamer iteration of the ramshackle Grey Gardens interior, screened Burnt Offerings and The Exorcist silently on the […]

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